The blind stumble on Delhi’s mean streets | AFP

Tapping his white cane, Vinod Kumar Sharma spends four hours a day running the gauntlet of crowded trains and New Delhi’s congested, potholed and often pavement-less roads. He is one of an estimated eight million blind people in India who make up 20 percent of the global total, according to the World Health Organization.

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More than 5,000 measles deaths in DR Congo this year: WHO | AFP

Measles has killed more than 5,000 people in the Democratic Republic of Congo since January — more than double the toll in the country’s Ebola epidemic — the World Health Organization says IMAGES

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AIDS | AFP Animé

Videographic on the AIDS virus. A major killer in the West until the mid-twentieth century, tuberculosis remains a menace in developing countries and killed 421,000 in India in 2017 according to the World Health Organization — more than AIDS and malaria combined. The Global Fund will meet in France on 9-10 October hoping to raise $14 billion for the worldwide fight against TB, malaria and AIDS. VIDEOGRAPHICS

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Tuberculosis | AFP Animé

Videographic on tuberculosis. A major killer in the West until the mid-twentieth century, tuberculosis remains a menace in developing countries and killed 421,000 in India in 2017 according to the World Health Organization — more than AIDS and malaria combined. The Global Fund will meet in France on 9-10 October hoping to raise $14 billion for the worldwide fight against TB, malaria and AIDS. VIDEOGRAPHICS

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Hold the vodka: Russians cut drinking 40 percent under Putin | AFP

Russia may still have a reputation as a nation of hard drinkers, but a report by the World Health Organization shows alcohol consumption has dropped by some 40 percent since 2003. The WHO puts the decrease down to a raft of measures brought in under sport-loving President Vladimir Putin, including restrictions on alcohol sales and the promotion of healthy lifestyles. from a bar in central Moscow

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How Ebola attacks the body | AFP Animé

Videographic on Ebola. The Democratic Republic of the Congo is to introduce a second vaccine next month to combat the Ebola virus, which has killed more than 2,100 people in the country, the World Health Organization said Monday.VIDEOGRAPHIC

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The Ebola virus | AFP Animé

Short videographic on Ebola. The Democratic Republic of the Congo is to introduce a second vaccine next month to combat the Ebola virus, which has killed more than 2,100 people in the country, the World Health Organization said Monday.VIDEOGRAPHICS

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Ebola virus | AFP Animé

Videographic on Ebola. The Democratic Republic of the Congo is to introduce a second vaccine next month to combat the Ebola virus, which has killed more than 2,100 people in the country, the World Health Organization said Monday.VIDEOGRAPHIC

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Vaccination and the immune system | AFP Animé

Videographic explaining how vaccinations work. Measles cases are skyrocketing in Europe and the disease is surging in four countries previously considered to have eliminated it, including the UK, the World Health Organization (WHO) warned on Thursday. VIDEOGRAPHICS

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Bacteria in water bigger worry than microplastics

The World Health Organization says bacteria in drinking water, not microplastics, currently represents the biggest threat to public health. But the WHO is calling for further study of microplastics and the health effects to drinking water. (Aug. 22)

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Vaccination and the immune system | AFP Animé

Videographic explaining how vaccinations work. Measles cases nearly tripled globally during the first seven months of the year compared to the same period in 2018, the World Health Organization said Tuesday, amid growing concern over public resistance to the vaccine.VIDEOGRAPHICS

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DRC Ebola outbreak an ’emergency of international concern’: WHO | AFP

The World Health Organization declares the Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo a “public health emergency of international concern,” a rare designation only used for the gravest epidemics. SOUNDBITE

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WHO panel says Ebola outbreak not an ’emergency of international concern’ | AFP

The World Health Organization says that the Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo does not qualify as an international threat, despite confirmed cases also in neighbouring Uganda. SOUNDBITE

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WHO kicks off cholera vaccination campaign in Mozambique

The World Health Organization (WHO) launches a cholera vaccination campaign in Mozambique, with staff members handing out vaccines in the city of Beira. Cholera has infected at least 1,052 people in Mozambique’s cyclone-hit region, the health ministry said Monday in a new report, marking a massive increase from 139 cases reported four days ago.

UN representatives react to Mozambique cyclone disaster

Representatives of various UN organisations react to the massive damage done by Cyclone Idai in Mozambique. A spokesperson for the World Health Organization announces plans to deploy a range of health kits to assist the many thousands of people affected by the disaster.

Take medical use of cannabis seriously, patients can’t wait

On February 13th, the European Parliament adopted a medicinal cannabis resolution.
After the World Health Organization’s recommendations to reschedule cannabis earlier this year, the European Parliament also recognizes the value of medicinal use of cannabis.

Under strict conditions and purely pharmaceutical, Not allowing the smoking of cannabis for medical purposes or permits the home-growing. A clear distinguish between medical and other uses.

But it’s a start!

Ceo Tjalling Erkelens of Bedrocan reacts on the latest developments in the European Parliament and also on Vera Towney Facebook post thanking Luke Flanagan for his personal appeal in the European Parliament.

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WHO, stuck between politics How to reschedule cannabis within the UN

Since 1961 The United Nations looks upon cannabis as a Schedule I drug with “no accepted medical use and a high potential for abuse.” The plant is scheduled as a dangerous drug, like heroin, in the Single Convention on Narcotic and Drugs.
But things are about to change!
Earlier this year, the Expert Committee on Drug Dependence, part of the World Health Organization, released a pre-review report of cannabis that included several positive, evidentiary findings. And, cannabis has not been on the agenda of the World Health Organization since 1954.
Now in 2018, we are present at the Commission on Narcotic Drugs 61st reconvened session in Vienna to watch the recommendations, how to re-schedule cannabis, presented by the WHO!

Watch this first part of a Vienna Special.

We are due to make the second soon, The International Cannabis Policy Conference with even the best speakers ever we have not shown before. Stay tuned!

International Cannabis Policy Conference | Vienna 2018

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Air pollution

Videographic on air pollution. Smog is blamed for the deaths of more than one million Indians every year. Delhi — which on Monday had emergency pollution levels more than 35 times the World Health Organization safe limit — has the worst air of any global capital.VIDEOGRAPHIC

Alcohol responsible for 3 million deaths worldwide: WHO

Alcohol kills three million people worldwide each year – more than AIDS, violence and road accidents combined, the World Health Organization says. The UN health agency’s latest report on alcohol and health points out that alcohol causes more than one in 20 deaths globally each year, including drink driving, alcohol-induced violence and abuse and a multitude of diseases and disorders.

Fighting For Drug Peace Across The Globe, Cannabis University 2018

An International debate about the future of cannabis.
With:
Jules Stobbs, Myrtle Clark (The Dagga Couple), Dana Larsen (Canadian activist, politician, writer) Ben Wise (Filmmaker), Ben Dronkers (founder Sensi Seeds), Kenzi Riboulet Zemouli (FAAAT)

Jules Stobbs and Myrtle Clarke
…better known as The Dagga Couple, have been fighting for the legalization of cannabis in South Africa since 2010. Through the courts they hope to enforce the lifting of the ban. In 2017 their long-awaited trial against the state, ‘The Trial of the Plant’, took place, with a leading role for the English professor David Nutt. With their organizations Fields of Green for All and Join the Queue, they stand up for compatriots who are being persecuted for cannabis.
Jules Stobbs en Myrtle Clarke, beter bekend als The Dagga Couple, strijden sinds 2010 voor legalisering van cannabis in Zuid Afrika. Via de rechter hopen ze opheffing van het verbod af te dwingen. In 2017 vond hun langverwachte proces tegen de staat, ‘The Trial of the Plant’, plaats, met een hoofdrol voor de Engelse professor David Nutt. Met hun organisaties Fields of Green for All en Join the Queue komen ze op voor landgenoten die wegens cannabis worden vervolgd.

Dana Larsen (Canada)
Dana is one of Canada’s best known cannabis activists, the country that legalizes recreational cannabis on a national level this summer. He wrote for years for Cannabis Culture, the magazine of Marc Emery, and was co-founder of the Marijuana Party of Canada, the BC Marijuana Party and the Vancouver Seed Bank. Larsen wrote several books about the plant, including ‘Hairy Pothead and the Marijuana Stone’ and ‘The Pot Puzzle Fun Book’ and gave away millions of cannabis seeds for free. He founded the Vancouver Dispensary Society and leads Sensible BC, the largest Canadian grassroots organization for the legalization of cannabis.
Dana Larsen is een van de bekendste cannabis activisten van Canada, het land dat deze zomer recreatieve cannabis op landelijk niveau legaliseert. Hij schreef jarenlang voor Cannabis Culture, het tijdschrift van Marc Emery, en was medeoprichter van de Marijuana Party of Canada, de BC Marijuana Party en de Vancouver Seed Bank. Larsen schreef meerdere boeken over de plant, waaronder ‘Hairy Pothead and the Marijuana Stone’ en ‘The Pot Puzzle Fun Book’ en gaf miljoenen cannabiszaden gratis weg. Hij richtte de Vancouver Dispensary Society op en leidt Sensible BC, de grootste Canadese grassroots organisatie voor legalisering van cannabis.
Ben Dronkers
Founder of Sensi Seeds, Hempflax, the Hash Marihuana & Hemp Museum, Cannabis Culture Awards and sponsor of hundreds of demonstrations, events, action groups, campaigns and organizations in the field of cannabis. Ben Dronkers is a pioneer, a visionary and one successful entrepreneur. His contribution to the international cannabis culture cannot be overstated.
Oprichter van Sensi Seeds, Hempflax, het Hash Marihuana & Hennepmuseum, de Cannabis Culture Awards en sponsor van honderden demonstraties, evenementen, actiegroepen, campagnes en organisaties op het gebied van cannabis. Ben Dronkers is een pionier, een visionair en een succesvolle ondernemer. Zijn bijdrage aan de internationale cannabiscultuur is niet te overschatten.
Kenzi Riboulet Zemouli
Kenzi is a French drug policy reform advocate and researcher at FAAAT (Foundation for an Alternative Approach to Addiction and Substance Dependence) who lives in Barcelona, Spain. He is involved in local campaigns in the Occitania (southern France) and Catalonia (northeastern Spain) regions and is a regular at the CND meetings at the United Nations in Vienna and Geneva and the World Health Organization. He focuses primarily on harm reduction issues as they relate to cannabis and on the cannabis social club model as a health-based approach to cannabis policies.
Kenzi is een Franse activist voor hervorming van het drugsbeleid en onderzoeker bij FAAAT (Foundation for an Alternative Approach to Addiction and Substance Dependence). Hij woont in Barcelona en is betrokken bij campagnes in Occitanië (Zuid-Frankrijk) en Catalonië (Noordoost-Spanje). Kenzi is regelmatig op de CND-bijeenkomsten van de VN in Wenen en Genève en de Wereldgezondheidsorganisatie. Hij richt zich op harm reduction in relatie tot cannabis en op het Cannabis Social Club model als een op gezondheid gebaseerde benadering van cannabisbeleid.

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WHO Classifies Gaming Disorder as a Disease

The World Health Organization says that compulsively playing video games now qualifies as a new mental health condition, in a move that some critics warn may risk stigmatizing too many young players. (June 18)

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DR Congo Ebola outbreak on ‘epidemiological knife edge’: WHO

MSF medical workers are currently in the Mbandaka and Bikoro areas, installing Ebola treatment centres and readying local teams for the widespread treatment of Ebola patients. A deadly Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo has a clear “potential to expand”, the World Health Organization warned Wednesday, as it reported seven more cases of the disease which until now has killed 27 people.